Thank you Howard Learning Community!

Dear Howard Elementary Learning Community,
I am very excited to announce that after five months of serving as the Interim Principal, and completing a very rigorous selection process, the Dearborn Board of Education has approved my appointment as the Principal of Howard Elementary School.  The support  received throughout this process was greatly appreciated!

There is much to be proud of in this learning community, and  I am extremely energized and eager to continue the great work that we have started.  I look forward to our continued partnership in  pursuit of educational excellence at Howard Elementary School.

Highest Regards,
Dan Blessing
Howard Elementary School

Don’t delay and register your child today!

Dear Howard Parents,

It is important that you register by June 22nd.  This will help us plan next year’s classes.  The office will be closed for the summer.

If you have a current preschooler, or if you have another student in a different grade level, you must register them.  In other words, any new student must be registered even if they have a sibling in another grade

Registration Hours:  9:00 – 1:00 or 1:00 – 3:00

Also, if you have not had the opportunity to do the parent survey, please click on the link posted on the blog.  


Important Parent Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Howard Elementary School and all Dearborn Schools are involved in an ongoing continuous improvement process, of which parents and guardians are an integral part. We are using the AdvancED Parent Survey as a means to elicit your opinions to help target areas for the school system to improve and areas to continue to be effective. Your opinion is important to us, and we ask that you take the time to complete this survey. The online survey will be available until 5/31/17. In order to complete the survey, please click on this link:
Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous and your honest opinions are appreciated. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact your school principal at Thank you in advance for supporting our school improvement efforts.
Your cooperation and support in completing the parent survey will be greatly appreciated.

Daniel J. Blessing, Ed.S.
Interim Principal
Howard Elementary School


أولياء الأمور الكرام ،

مدرستنا وجميع مدارس ديربورن في عملية تطوير و تحسين مستمرة و دائمة ،يعتبر خلالها الأهل والأوصياء جزء لا يتجزأ و جوهري لسيرها. نستخدم استطلاع رأي متطور و خاص بالأهالي كوسيلة للاطلاع على آرائهم التي من شأنها المساعدة في استهداف المناطق الفعالة والمؤثرة على سير العملية التطويرية للمدرسة. رأيك مهم بالنسبة لنا،لذا نرجو منكم الاجابة على الاستطلاع لإتمام هذه الدراسة. يتوفر استطلاع الرأي عبر شبكة الإنترنت من 5/9 _5/31 . من أجل إكمال الدراسة، يرجى الضغط على الرابط التالي :
نؤكد أن مشاركتكم و اجاباتكم حول هذا الاستطلاع سرية و لن يتم معرفة شخصية من قام بالاستطلاع، و أن آرائكم الصادقة هي موضع تقدير. إذا كان لديكم أي أسئلة حول هذا الاستبيان، يرجى الاتصال بمكتب المدرسة عبر البريد الالكتروني التالي << شكرا لكم مقدما على مساندتكم ودعمكم لعملية تطوير و تحسين المدرسة .
نقدر تعاونكم ودعمكم في إكمال هذا الاستطلاع و لكم جزيل الشكر.

مدير(ة) المدرسة

Parent Meeting for Public Act 306 (Read by Third Grade)


Howard Learning Community,                                                                                              5/16/17

Howard Elementary will hold two informational meetings to present information regarding PA 306 signed into law this year. The law essentially states that students who are not reading at grade level by third grade will be retained.  The first cohort for this law are our current (2016/17) kindergarten students.

Even though this primarily effects only our current kindergarten families at this time, we are inviting everyone in our learning community to attend.  We will discuss the details of the law, how it impacts our schools and the initiatives that we will put in place to ensure that we are ahead of this issue including what parents can do to partner with us to ensure all students are meeting and exceeding the new state requirements.

  • The first meeting will be at 3:00 on Wednesday, May 24
  • The second meeting will be at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 24
  • Each meeting will last approximately 30-45 minutes.

We will hold monthly parent meetings starting in September, 2017 as part of our “Read at Home” initiative and action plan.

For more information about the law, please click on the following link:

PA 306 (formerly HB 4822):

Thank you,

Dan Blessing, Ed.S.

Interim Principal, Howard Elementary School

Howard Elementary Students Treated to Performance by the Michigan Opera Theater!

The Michigan Opera Theater treated our students to a wonderful performance of “Rumpelstiltskin” yesterday. This was a highly engaging learning experience for our students, and the highlight was when our 5th grade students joined the MOT on stage. Congratulations to our 5th grade opera stars; Ava Wolski, Hadeiyeh Kerek, and Andrew Montierth!


Howard 5th Grade Students taking bows after their performance with MOT!
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